LYON, France (AP) — John Degenkolb of Germany won a bunch sprint to take the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Tuesday, while Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan retained the yellow jersey.
Degenkolb completed the 111-mile stage in the unofficial time of 4 hours, 2 minutes, 39 seconds.
Jurgen Van de Walle, Maarten Tjallingii and Brice Feillu broke away in the opening miles, building a lead that reached 4:25. But they were overtaken by the pack about 8 miles from the finish.
On Wednesday, riders have a 26-mile individual time trial around Grenoble. The race, a warmup for the Tour de France, ends on Sunday.